The city has a decidedly western and cowboy-oriented atmosphere, but it's also a comfortable home for Prescott College, a liberal arts school focused on social and environmental justice. The infamous red-light district named Whiskey Row mostly burned in 1900, but several hotels and nightlife spots still remain in the downtown historical district. If a land of festivals exists in America, it just might be Prescott. The city is home to the World's Oldest Rodeo since 1888, along with a Bluegrass Festival, Tsunami on the Square, holiday celebrations, the Navajo Rug Auction, the world's largest Gingerbread Village on the Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribe reservation, the Pumpkin Patch Carnival, the Acker Music Festival, a film festival, the Cowboy Poets Gathering, the Prescott Highland Games and much more.

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Victorian homes abound in the mid-sized city of Prescott, AZ, as do historical homes and other structures of distinct architectural styles. The city boasts 809 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. At two different points in Arizona history, it was the capital city, finally losing that status in 1889. The 41 square mile city is home to about 40,000 people. Most homes for sale are new or were built after 1980, although lots are available to create a custom-built dream home.

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